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ESPN FC  By ESPN staff

FC Talking Points: Guardiola move, Mou to United, Neymar leaving Barca

Bayern fans in Munich reacted to Pep Guardiola's decision to move to Manchester City.

Football always inspires debate, and this weekend was no exception. Here are five burning questions on the ESPN FC radar.

Vote and comment below or on Twitter using the hashtag #FCtalkingpoints.

The biggest news on transfer deadline day involved a manager, not a player. Manchester City announced they'd reached a deal for Pep Guardiola to take over for Manuel Pellegrini at the Etihad at the end of this season.

Will Guardiola be a success with Man City?

Across town in Manchester, the reports that United were closing on a deal to bring Jose...

Klinsmann adapts, Altidore still the man and MLS midfielders shine

A late goal from Toronto FC striker Jozy Altidore gave the United States a 1-0 victory over Canada.

CARSON, Calif. -- After beating Iceland late last month, the U.S. national team concluded its monthlong training camp here with Friday's 1-0 victory against Canada.

It's the first time the U.S. has won back-to-back games to start the year since 2012, and while the two matches were only low-key preseason friendlies limited almost exclusively to out-of-season MLS players -- "Nobody's trying to make them out to be more than they are," U.S. captain Michael Bradley said -- they also told us plenty about...

Mix Diskerud back in U.S. contention after impressing against Canada

A late goal from Toronto FC striker Jozy Altidore gave the United States a 1-0 victory over Canada.

CARSON, Calif. - The past 12 months have not been the happiest for Mix Diskerud.

His celebrated arrival in MLS with New York City FC in early 2015 was supposed to usher in a new era for the U.S. midfielder. With it was supposed to come more responsibility and an expanded role with the national team.

None of it ever materialized. The arrivals of Frank Lampard and Andrea Pirlo pushed Diskerud out to the right wing or out of NYCFC's lineup entirely. As a result, his time with the U.S. dwindled,...

Michael Bradley, Jozy Altidore star for United States vs. Canada

A late goal from Toronto FC striker Jozy Altidore gave the United States a 1-0 victory over Canada.

CARSON, Calif. -- Jozy Altidore's 89th-minute goal proved to be all the U.S. needed to beat northern neighbors Canada 1-0 in an international friendly.

The U.S created more than enough chances to win the game easily, but a combination of excellent goalkeeping from Canada's Maxime Crepeau and some poor finishing -- Altidore was especially wasteful -- kept the score level until late in the match. Substitute Ethan Finlay served up an inviting cross from the left wing, and Altidore nodded the delivery...

United States show few bright spots in ugly friendly win vs. Canada

A late goal from Toronto FC striker Jozy Altidore gave the United States a 1-0 victory over Canada.

CARSON, Calif. - The U.S. national team relied on late heroics for the second time in five days as Jozy Altidore's 89th-minute winner led the Americans -- who beat Iceland with a 90th-minute goal here on Sunday -- past Canada in a friendly match at StubHub Center. Here are three quick thoughts following the game.

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1. Jones still isn't a center back

After trying out Jermaine Jones in central defense in the seven months following the 2014 World Cup, U.S. coach Jurgen Klinsmann declared the experiment...

United States looks to tighten up defense in Canada friendly

Jurgen Klinsmann is impressed with the performances of young players for the U.S. during January camp and Sunday's win over Iceland.

CARSON, Calif. -- Just because Sunday's 3-2 win against Iceland got the U.S. national team off on the right foot in 2016 doesn't mean the Americans can't improve in their second match of the year, on Friday night against northern neighbors Canada.

For starters, U.S. boss Jurgen Klinsmann is hoping for a clean sheet.

"As a coach, obviously we want to see a defensive line that is on top of everything, that blocks every shot, that doesn't give away any opportunity for the opponent to score," Klinsmann...